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Mar 2, 2012

The Power Index: rich crusaders, Clive Palmer at #8

National Living Treasure nominee Clive Palmer is the biggest political donor in Australia. But, with his $5 billion fortune, he can afford to give away a few quid, especially if it wins

Paul Barry

Journalist, author and Media Watch host

National Living Treasure nominee Clive Palmer is the biggest political donor in Australia. But, with his $5 billion fortune, he can afford to give away a few quid, especially if it wins him friends in high places.

Queensland’s richest man, who has made a motza in mining, only gives to the Right. But since they’re about to storm home in the Sunshine State elections next month, that’s beginning to look like a good move.

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